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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2800 E Desert Inn; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Chad Hanson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Las Vegas, NV and Henderson, NV. Patients gave Dr. Hanson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanson include fractures (broken bones). Dr. Hanson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Hanson obtained Dr. Hanson's medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed Dr. Hanson's residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures

Dr. Bernard Chua Ong, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
In The Pueblo Medical Center, Se Corner of W Lake Mead & Rampart; 8551 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 251
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Bernard Ong is an orthopedic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Ong is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Ong speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lutz Vater, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
7200 W. Cathedral Rock Drive
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Vater's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Vater graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vater is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Craig Tingey is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tingey takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Tingey's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Tingey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Tingey is affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Archie Perry specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Perry's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, spine surgery procedures, and fractures (broken bones). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Perry is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Abdolreza Raissi practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Las Vegas, NV. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Raissi has a special interest in foot fracture. On average, patients gave Dr. Raissi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Foot Fracture

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.